WashU gains ground in Princeton Review entrepreneurship ranking

  • November 15, 2018
  • By Kurt Greenbaum
  • 2 minute read

It is gratifying to see our focus reflected in the national rankings for entrepreneurship. Olin, the WashU community, and the greater St. Louis community provide incredibly robust opportunities for students in entrepreneurship, but this ranking is as much a credit to the students’ entrepreneurial efforts in seizing these opportunities.

—Clifford Holekamp, professor of practice in entrepreneurship and Olin’s academic director for entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship education at Washington University in St. Louis—at both the graduate and undergraduate levels—has again earned top 25 status in the latest ranking by The Princeton Reviewin partnership with Entrepreneur Magazine.

WashU held firm on its No. 7 ranking for undergraduate programs and moved up four spots to rank No. 18 in the graduate program ranking.

As one of four key strategic pillars for Olin Business School, this week’s entrepreneurship ranking was particularly timely for Clifford Holekamp, professor of practice in entrepreneurship and Olin’s academic director for entrepreneurship.

“It is gratifying to see our focus reflected in the national rankings for entrepreneurship,” he said. “Olin, the WashU community, and the greater St. Louis community provide incredibly robust opportunities for students in entrepreneurship, but this ranking is as much a credit to the students’ entrepreneurial efforts in seizing these opportunities.”

The ranking released on Tuesday noted that WashU’s undergraduate programs offer “28 entrepreneurship-related undergraduate courses. Over the last five years, its graduates have started 84 companies and have collectively raised over $329 million in funding.”

Among graduate programs in entrepreneurship, WashU “offers 33 entrepreneurship-related graduate courses. Over the last five years, its graduates have started 58 companies and have collectively raised over $100 million in funding.”

See the complete ranking of top 25 undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Kurt Greenbaum

Kurt Greenbaum

As communications director for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to find and share great stories about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. I've worked for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management as communications director and as a journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sun-Sentinel in South Florida and the Chicago Tribune.

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